COVID- 19 Update: 19 dead as Nigeria’s confirm cases jump to 542

By Ralph Chris-Izokpu

Confirmed cases of coronavirus have risen to 542 in Nigeria after 49 new infections were recorded on Saturday night.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle.

NCDC, also, announced that the number of fatalities recorded from COVID-19 pandemic had risen to 19.

According to Tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), “Forty-nine new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported; 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, 2 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo, 1 in Ekiti. As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria with 166, Discharged and 19 Deaths.

As at 10:40 pm 18th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID-19: 19 + FCT

For a breakdown of cases by state, currently, Lagos- 306, FCT- 81, Kano- 37, Osun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- 9, Katsina- 9, Bauchi- 6, Kaduna- 6, Akwa Ibom- 6, Delta- 4, Ekiti- 4, Ondo- 3, Enugu- 2, Rivers-2, Niger- 2, Benue- 1, Anambra- 1

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